Appearance & Detailing - My 98 Z28




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ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 04:38 PM
So heres some shots of my 98 Z28. it is cayenne red metallic with black interior. love this car. enough talking time for the pics.

this is when i picked it up.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/787a8d06.jpg

and after the motor build and cleaned and waxed for the first time. and getting a cowl hood.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/06b77d81.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/5d72847c.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/12b7722e.jpg

filled in the camaro text and put a 2010 emblem.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/5159650f.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/4e5dba7d.jpg

and the motor
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/b8acb89f.jpg

pillar pod with innovate wide band, prosport fuel pressure gauge and for temporary purposes an autometer voltage gauge.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/695a1079.jpg

nice shift boot from a vendor on here.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/79b86810.jpg
and my switch plate i had made (have about ten of them made out of a sheet of acrylic i had.)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/8b3e745f.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/15908873.jpg

thats all i have uploaded at the moment. will post more as i load more.


Shockwave179
04-04-2012, 04:42 PM
Love that color, they are pretty hard to find.

Maroboy
04-04-2012, 04:45 PM
nice man.. i like the emblem in the back, and the shift boot..
which intake is that?


ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 04:45 PM
thanks, thats what i hear...glad i got a hell of a deal on this car. i lost my 98 TA when i lost my job (either the car or house so car went) and found this one. traded my 92 bmw for it. granted i had to build the motor for it but i was already in the process of doing a motor for a 3rd gen swap.

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 04:49 PM
nice man.. i like the emblem in the back, and the shift boot..
which intake is that?

thanks, i wanted something different on the back. and the intake is a power plus. i believe its a knock off of a holley? im not sure. came with the car

djfury05
04-04-2012, 04:49 PM
Looks good.. get rid of the gay ground effects asap

Maroboy
04-04-2012, 04:50 PM
looks good bro.. i really like the emblem, something different...

what plans you have for it?
are you gonna keep the body kit?

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 04:54 PM
I happen to like the body kit. just DD it for now until i finish my 67 convertible project.

Maroboy
04-04-2012, 04:56 PM
sounds good,, the signature is the list of the mods on that car?

Maroboy
04-04-2012, 04:57 PM
what kind of number are you putting down?

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 04:59 PM
yes it is a list of the mods. not sure yet, havent dyno'd it yet. the previous owners setup was very similar. small difference in cams but a big difference in the heads. so it needs to be tuned. it doesnt throw any codes yet. and isnt running to rich or lean.

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 05:01 PM
heres the engine before i painted the intake. i dont like chrome so much.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/29936a97.jpg

Maroboy
04-04-2012, 05:07 PM
im not a big fan of chrome either,, looks great in black,.,,,

on my car i plan to run a similar cam as yours, with ported heads, so im hoppy hit 425. with LTs and no cats... im sure youll be putting down close to that..

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 05:08 PM
i was told i can expect more. but im not sure. it feels very strong. i have LT's and ORY and bassani stainless exhaust. my cam in a stock heads auto car went 11.7

Maroboy
04-04-2012, 05:15 PM
the more u can get the better! lol but 425+ is a decent number... what gears does it have?

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 05:20 PM
stock gears for a 6spd. so its not gonna hook and if it does its going to break lol, next thing will be a 9inch or s60 and eventually a TH400 and either nitrous or turbo

JUSTINSWS6
04-04-2012, 05:44 PM
Dont blame you domt like chrome i like the aluminum polished look. Car looks great man!

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 06:38 PM
http://youtu.be/GWZ_gI0E9G8

Camaroking1996
04-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Ditch the GFX, side molding and 3 piece spoiler. Get an SS spoiler and be done. Goegeous color though and nice car..

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 07:29 PM
Ditch the GFX, side molding and 3 piece spoiler. Get an SS spoiler and be done. Goegeous color though and nice car..

and then it will look like every other ss clone on here and around town. no thanks i dont like to follow the crowd..... if i do anything ill get the sunoco style spoiler and i happen to like the gfx. and ill be removing the side molding.

mjs1012
04-04-2012, 07:46 PM
I dont think iv ever seen a 4th gen in that color. nice car, very clean

Camaroking1996
04-04-2012, 07:59 PM
I didnt suggest an SS clone. Just the 3 piece spoiler looks like shit! Id get an Freedom designs spoiler to match the sunoco hood.

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 08:15 PM
Yea I don't like the ss stuff personally. That's why I sold the hood I came with. And I've been eyeing the freedom design spoiler since I got this car. There's one on the board same color with the same spoiler and I love it

Lee12609
04-04-2012, 08:16 PM
are those perimeter bolt valve covers?

CamaroSS27
04-04-2012, 08:19 PM
I love that color.

ls1fst98
04-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Oh no defintitely not perimeter bolts. Ls6 heads and the new Holley valve covers that eliminate the brackets and use ls2 coils that I haven't gotten yet.

FastRidesOnly
04-04-2012, 10:27 PM
cool idea with the chevy emblem

ls1fst98
04-05-2012, 10:04 AM
Tha ks guys, I'll try to get some better pics this weekend if it's not raining. The color looks darker some days and looks almost SOM others. I have yet to see another one in my area the same color so I'm loving it. I also just got my old hart wheels 3pc with black centers and a polished lip back from my buddy so those will be going on next after a trip to the powder coater to get redone.

slowmofo
04-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Looks good Josh, but I should have kept the cam..

damn it.. lol

ls1fst98
04-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Lol yea it is a sick cam, and thanks again for the help.

Lee12609
04-05-2012, 06:41 PM
Oh no defintitely not perimeter bolts. Ls6 heads and the new Holley valve covers that eliminate the brackets and use ls2 coils that I haven't gotten yet.

ah, picture had me confused because i could tell they werent run of the mill 99+ ls1 covers, so i had to ask.

shaun
04-06-2012, 02:09 AM
looks almost like my car lol

ls1jorge
04-06-2012, 10:59 AM
looks & sounds really nice!! glad u like the gound effects on the camaro, its always better to be different but i personally like the rs kit, that came with our cars. you plan on getting the front for the front bumper? you have anymore photos of your halo headlights on/off? im debating if i want to get new ones or just clean up the stock HD. Nice Looking Car!

ls1fst98
04-06-2012, 07:00 PM
looks almost like my car lol

its funny, your car is the reason i want the freedom design spoiler. beautiful car man.

and yes i have the fronts to the rs kit, my fiance's dad owns a well known paint and body shop in my area and he has them cleaning up the road rash and will soon have my hood to reshoot them.

heres a pic of those holley valve covers.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/98%20camaro/IMG_2208.jpg

and the halo headlights...i like them, off of ebay.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/c1f3d5ba.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/7662af51.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/d40a71b7.jpg

and the reason the previous owner got rid of the car.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/imprtths98/98%20camaro/IMG_1857.jpg

Camaroking1996
04-06-2012, 08:00 PM
Those are some great lookin valve covers. Where did you get em and how much? And are they only made to work with LS2 coils?

ls1fst98
04-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Yea I like them, and they are clearenced for aftermarket rockers. They were like 150-175 so not a bad price. I got mine in eBay. Il sure there's a vendor here that has them. The ls1 coil works but you only get 1 bolt I'm since the holes are spaced for the longer ls2's. But it works just fine for me at the moment.

tones2SS
04-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Nice looking DD. I love that color. Just need for that hood to match.

shaun
04-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Yea I don't like the ss stuff personally. That's why I sold the hood I came with. And I've been eyeing the freedom design spoiler since I got this car. There's one on the board same color with the same spoiler and I love it

you might be talking about my car i used to have a freedom spoiler that was on the car when i got it and got flamed a lot for it lol.
i just posted some fresh pics in this sub forum so check em out and leave some comments!.

ls1fst98
04-08-2012, 08:16 AM
you might be talking about my car i used to have a freedom spoiler that was on the car when i got it and got flamed a lot for it lol.
i just posted some fresh pics in this sub forum so check em out and leave some comments!.

whatd you do with the spoiler?

Schnell
04-08-2012, 08:42 AM
Great work. Really like the emblem. Which vendor did you get the shift boot from?

ls1fst98
04-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Redlinegoods.com, great product I highly recommend them. Tons of options and products to customize the f-body.

Ronin
04-20-2012, 10:37 AM
Good to see a fellow cayenne red owner! We're a rare breed ;) Only 410 Z28s were made in that color in 98, if I'm not mistaken. Keep up the good work!

ls1fst98
04-20-2012, 10:53 AM
Yep, 400something z28s and only 133 or so with the 6 speed. So it just gets better. I really love the color. I was a big fan of jigger orange and som but this color is quickly becoming my favorite.